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2019 Trip Guide

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2019 Trip Guide

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We do what we love. After nearly 20 years guiding sea kayaking trips in British Columbia, we still feel a sense of anticipation and excitement when pushing off from shore at the beginning of an expedition. With us, you’ll find engaged and professional guides, amazing food and top-notch gear and logistics to allow you the best experience whale watching, paddling and reconnecting with nature. We offer a range of trip styles to choose from such as base camp, expedition, mothership and family tours.

Overview

Famed for unspoiled landscapes and unique wildlife, the Great Bear is a paddler's dream. Kayak with us as we water taxi into the Hakai Conservancy and spend journeying north among islands and beaches. Begins and ends in the Central Coast community of Bella Bella. The remote wild of the infamous Great Bear Rainforest draws determined paddlers from around the world.
On this trip, we travel to this hard-to-reach area kayaking the spectacular fringe of west coast wilderness on the central coast of BC . The trip of a lifetime for many, we may see whales and sea otters. Deserted beaches, ocean swell, and untraveled campsites are waiting for you. We can expect a combination of exposed open coastline and more protected inner passageways. Swell, wind, and open water crossings are common. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information. We are very excited to explore this great territory with you.
Starting at
$1910 USD
$2495 CAD
Per Person

Trip Highlights

  • part of the largest remaining temperate rainforest in the world
  • BEACHES, SCENIC, MOUNTAINS
  • WILDLIFE (whales, sea otters, wolf tracks in the sand)
  • undeveloped campsites

We do what we love. After nearly 20 years guiding sea kayaking trips in British Columbia, we still feel a sense of anticipation and excitement when pushing off from shore at the beginning of an expedition. With us, you’ll find engaged and professional guides, amazing food and top-notch gear and logistics to allow you the best experience whale watching, paddling and reconnecting with nature. We offer a range of trip styles to choose from such as base camp, expedition, mothership and family tours.

Quick Facts

Paddlesport

  • Kayaking

Activity

  • Sea Kayaking & Touring

Experience/Service

  • Paddling Trip

Waterway

  • Offshore

Destination

  • North America

Length

  • 8 Days

Accomodation

  • Wilderness Camping

Guided

  • Yes

Outfitted

  • Fully

Special Interest

  • Intermediate

Adventure Level

Easier Challenging

Itinerary

Meeting Place

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Day 1:

Meet your guides in Bella Bella in the heart of BC’s Central Coast. We will meet in central Bella Bella at the government dock. Here we will load kayaks and gear onto our water taxi for the shuttle out to our first campsite.

Day 2:

This is a beautiful area to paddle and we work with the conditions and remain open to adventure. Each day, your guides will assess the weather, tides, and sea state to determine the destination for the day.

Day 3:

Flexibility is key. Depending on the weather and exact drop-off location, we may plan to paddle the remote Goose Group Islands (weather depending), McMullins and Tribal Group.

Day 4:

McMullins

Day 5:

Tribal Group

Day 6:

Moving southeast we’ll enter the spectacular islands and beaches of the Hakai Conservancy.

Day 7:

Calvert Island.

Day 8:

We will meet a water taxi this morning for transport back to Bella Bella. We expect to arrive in Bella Bella by midday, allowing us time for a quick visit to the village before either heading to the airport to catch an afternoon flight back to Vancouver or departing by BC Ferries.

Dates & Packages

Great Bear Rainforest Expedition

Professional guiding service
All kayaking equipment (including kayaks, PFDs, paddles, pumps, ropes and sponges)
Meals (lunch day 1 to lunch day 8)
Cooking equipment and group shelter (tarps)
Camping equipment including tents and Therma-rest sleeping pads
Park and land use permits
Water taxi drop off and pick up

What Guests Are Saying

Great bear expedition is a must for serious kayaker. 8 days in the Great Bear Rainforest (Hakai Conservancy) are about as close to west coast kayaking heaven as one could get. This was an amazing opportunity to kayak in this wild and magical land. As usual, the SOW arrangements for food and equipment were excellent.

- Kathrine
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